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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by George Escobar on Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:59am

INCREDIBLE, LATE BREAKING NEWS - DIGITAL BOLEX being DEVELOPED!
Filmmakers, you MUST CHECK this out! I used a hand cranked Bolex over 25 years ago, using 16mm film. It’s now coming out in digital form. RAW uncompressed footage at 2K resolution. It’s revolutionary and retro at the same time. It needs our support to get it made, via Kickstarter.

It will be better than any of the other DSLR solutions in the market. Cheaper too.

Learn about it now. Here’s the story: http://philipbloom.net/2012/03/13/digitalbolex/

[ Edited: Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:07am by George Escobar ]
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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by George Escobar on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:00am

INCREDIBLE, LATE BREAKING NEWS - DIGITAL BOLEX being DEVELOPED!
Filmmakers, you MUST CHECK this out! I used a hand cranked Bolex over 25 years ago, using 16mm film. It’s now coming out in digital form. RAW uncompressed footage at 2K resolution. It’s revolutionary and retro at the same time. It needs our support to get it made, via Kickstarter.

It will be better than any of the other DSLR solutions in the market. Cheaper too.

Learn about it now. Here’s the story: http://philipbloom.net/2012/03/13/digitalbolex/

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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Dallas Lammiman on Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:16am

It looks like a nice camera, though not sure if it matches the price tag. The demo footage looked yuky though. Why?

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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Hunter Starnes on Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:57pm

Looks interesting. Lets hope it delivers! If it does I think I might buy one… smile

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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Kyle Prohaska on Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:22pm

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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Alexander Meyer on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:05am

Fascinating project, but I’m not so sure it will supplant DSLRs anytime soon. The tiny 2/3” sensor (15 times less sensor area than 5D, 3.93 crop factor), default c-mount lens options, SD black-and-white video monitoring, and tough post workflow+media cost (less than 13 minutes of footage per two 32GB cards) will see to that.

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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Paul Munger on Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:36am

Bizarre!  Hope the project succeeds, but I have to admit that I had the same questions as Stu when I was reading over what they were promising: if RED has struggled to perform up to expectations, are this dynamic duo actually able to deliver as promised?  But hey, it’s worth a shot, right?  smile  So we’re all rooting for it to come to fruition. cool smile

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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Kyle Prohaska on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:41pm

Well the fact is if they succeed they’ll have a nice little camera for specific uses, but it seems no more handicapped and requiring of workarounds for pro-production use then DSLRs are for reasons previous stated.

DSLRs will always have their place.  Some people use a 5D for no other reason then the full-frame look it provides, which is unique aside from something like IMAX in terms of FOV & DOF.

There’s no “wonder camera” to speak of and never will be.  Still, I look forward to seeing if they succeed or not.

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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Dominic Higgins on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:42pm

Like what I’ve seen so far. Perfect camera? Maybe not.  My T2i isn’t perfect either… but I still love her.

[ Edited: Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:51pm by Dominic Higgins ]
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Re: DIGITAL BOLEX CAMERA is COMING!!!

by Paul Munger on Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:07am

Stu’s followup softens the blow.  This could get interesting!

http://prolost.com/blog/2012/3/15/the-passion-of-the-bolex.html

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